Assistive Technology Goes Mainstream

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Assistive Technology Goes Mainstream With the launch of the iPad and the increasing popularity of the iPhone and other mobile devices, the number of apps catering to people with disabilities exploded in 2010. Those with communication challenges are increasingly turning to the hip, affordable technology to give themselves voice. And parents are relying on apps to do everything from tracking behavior trends to taking notes at IEP meetings. In a move that solidified the disability community’s significance to the technology market, Apple launched a section of its iTunes Store in October specifically highlighting apps for special education use.

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